Golden State Warriors star guard, Steph Curry, 34, was named NBA Finals MVP for the first time following the Warriors’ 103-90 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 6. 

Curry finished the game with 34 points and averaged 31.2 points in a historic series. This victory earned him his fourth title in the last eight seasons. All 11 members of the media covering the finals voted for Curry.

Curry has had an exceptional career. He is already the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader and was twice named the league’s MVP in the regular season. Perhaps the only piece of hardware left for him would be an Olympic gold medal. 

“He’s missing an Olympic gold medal, and I think he really has to focus on being on the 2024 Olympic Team,” Kerr said. “That’s the last thing for his career. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.”

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Curry’s MVP Performance

Steph drained six 3s in a game-winning performance for 31 made threes in the series. Despite inexplicably going 0-of-9, breaking two NBA records for 3-point streaks, from deep in Game 5. Curry made at least five 3-pointers in the other five games. He made seven threes in Game 4 when he scored a final career-high 43 points in a win that turned this series. He made six 3-pointers in the first quarter of Game 1, setting the record for the most 3s in any quarter of a finals game.

Curry also averaged five assists, 5.8 rebounds, and shot 44.2 percent from 3-point range. He is the seventh player in league history to win at least four championships and two regular-season MVPs. He joins LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. Of those players, only Russell never won Finals MVP, because they didn’t have such an award until his last season. 

The Warriors will feel they have absolutely deserved their win. They have had to bounce back after a difficult two years and Curry finally has his moment.